00039: $Titlespaced variable and $AsSpaced functions not available
In PmWiki 1 it is possible to (a) use $Titlespaced instead of $Title and (b) substitute a local AsSpaced function. For example, this allows the WikiCalendar to display page names as 2004 09 16. One can do it manually with the
[:title Spaced Title:] directive, but automation is better.
I just haven't figured out how I want to deal with [:spacewikiwords:] and AsSpaced yet. But I'm glad it's in PITS now so I don't forget it (and it has an appropriate priority on it). --Pm
Some questions and possible answers:
What should happen about references to
- option 1
[:spacewikiwords:]to [:spacewikinames:] and it spaces both wiki words and $Name in the title bar.
- option 2
- add a separate [:spacewikinames:] directive that causes $Name to be spaced.
- option 3
- introduce a $Namespaced variable (akin to $Titlespaced).
It always felt a bit inconsistent that in PmWiki 1 spacewikiwords doesn't space the group or title.
Should wiki words be spaced by default?
With the greater weight being given to
[[page name]] markup, perhaps:
- $Name should be spaced by default
- wiki words should be spaced by default
- an author can disable spacing with a [:joinwikiwords:] directive
Do we still need an
Yes, so an administrator can override the default capitalisation; eg to display Terms of Reference instead of Terms Of Reference; or to display FrameMaker or PmWiki instead of Frame Maker and Pm Wiki.
As an alternative, I've added a cookbook entry to create spaced WikiWords and handle spacing of titles in pages. It's a different approach and I'm not saying it's the right one, but it works now if you need it and it presents a different way of thinking about the problem. LarryBaltz
$SpaceWikiWordsvariable, then ALL WikiWords should be spaced (Groupname, Pagename, and body text). Why would somebody want to enable something like that, but now apply it to Titles and such? I don't think it makes any sense. Either you want em or you don't. I think enabling the spacing by default is a great idea too. - Steven Leite